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Lagivala davidi (Ladd)

David’s Lagivala Snail (Lagivala davidi)

David’s Lagivala Snail was described 1968, the species is known from the type specimen and one additional specimen which now is lost, both had been recovered by deep boring into the sediments of the Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu. [1]

This species most likely disappeared at the end of the Pleistocene era, when the sea level was rising globally, or may even be older than that and is mentioned here only for the sake of completeness. 



[1] Alan Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part II, Families Punctidae and Charopidae, Zoogeography. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1983


edited: 16.09.2019